altogether Beautiful...

That is what my Jesus is to me. His voice is sweet, and His form is lovely. The most amazing, incomprehensible thing, though, is that I am altogether Beautiful to Him.

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I am a daughter of the King. I am a friend of sinners. I am confident that nothing shall separate me from the love of God. I am seeking a heart after God's own heart. I am righteous in Jesus Christ, apart from the works of the law. I am not ashamed of the Gospel.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So much to say, whom to say it to?

So here I am, it's way late and I'm going to bed. My husband and baby are both asleep, and will both be awake again much sooner than I'd rather arise. I do love them so.

I am doing a Beth Moore Bible study- "Breaking Free." I'm seeing the power of my actions and the affects that they can have on my children. I want to break free of every bond so that my children and my children's children are not hindered by my bonds! It is a very powerful motivation :-)

I had a facebook status to post, but decided not to.

I want to be like Jesus, so what is that? Jesus was not a rebel (he kept every law of the Torah and was a perfect Jew- from dress to ritual), and he was not legalistic- we know because he came to Fulfill the law and the prophets and bring freedom to captives and sight to the blind. So what was he? What distinguished him from every other man heretofore and theretofore? Perhaps it was his unbridled love for all mankind. Jesus was pious but not pretentious. Rejoicing but not drunken. Real, true humanness in the dirt - while never anything less than the Holy One, Whose train filled the Temple as angels covered their faces and feet while crying the one to the other "Holy! Holy! Holy!" Who was this man?! Who is this God. He became sin. I am made His Righteousness. He loves me where I am at, and He has no intention whatever of leaving me here. Proclaim Oh God, Freedom to this captive! Sight to this blindness! The acceptable year of the LORD to this servant of the Living God! Show me where I am bound, that I may Break Free!!

I love you Lord God Almighty!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Mommyhood

Oh my goodness, I simply cannot get over this child of mine! (whom I affectionately call "small child," as in "Hello, small child! How are you this morning?") I absolutely adore him, which stands to reason seeing that he is absolutely adorable.

Jonathan David Jessup was born on September 20, 2009, at 10:40pm. His due date was October 10, but we just couldn't wait to meet one another. Jonathan David weighed 8lbs 5oz at birth and was 21.5" long. He was born a very healthy boy.

He has since learned to eat, hold his head up straight, watch TV (I wish I was joking), sleep through the night, smile and laugh, not cry when his diaper is being changed, raise himself up with his arms and look around while lying on his tummy, put his pacifier in his mouth, grab mommy's hair/thumb/shirt, chat up a storm in "baby", complain when frustrated, spit long distances, stretch when tired or waking up, yawn, and generally wrap everyone he meets around his tiny, strong fingers.

I am getting more informed on American politics than I was able to be in China- much to the chagrin of my husband :-). We have a dog, temporarily, who is a sweet lovable thing that annoys everybody.

My husband and I are currently discussing investment strategies :-) Actually, we have taken a moment to trouble-shoot my mom's picture-uploading difficulties. We will be back to discussions post haste.

Life is grand with a baby in hand. Love to all!
-Shannon Jessup